Archive for September, 2012

Blue Sky for ex-offenders

Posted by editor 18/09/2012 1 Comment 4136 views

When Leroy Skeete got a job on the London Underground with Vital Services, a probation officer told him he “was lucky”. Leroy was incensed – luck had nothing to do with it. “I’ve had to fight to get where I am now. I had no parents who stood by me; I spent most of my […]

Eva Women’s Project

Posted by editor 18/09/2012 0 Comment 3712 views

A refuge in the north east of England is keeping mums and kids together. Where to turn when the ones you love, the one you trust to look after you becomes abusive? It may be the ultimate personal betrayal but the more practical question of where you go to to escape harm is for the […]

Beulah and Open Hand

Posted by editor 18/09/2012 0 Comment 3271 views

It’s rare to find a luxury womenswear label that has no black on their rails. The most striking thing about Beulah London’s dresses are the rich, deep colours and flirty prints. The signature pieces are elegant, yet striking and confident, making any girl wearing them stand out in the crowd. Beulah brings together two very […]

Trickle Out, Africa

Posted by editor 18/09/2012 0 Comment 3282 views

Can small businesses help avoid Africa’s poverty traps? A project by a University in Belfast aims to find out in the most adventurous way. Development through enterprise in Southern and Eastern Africa – the Trickle Out Africa project. Many suggest that for Africa to develop sustainably ‘Trade not Aid’ is the way forward. Yet whilst […]

Turner Contemporary Gallery

Posted by editor 18/09/2012 0 Comment 2591 views

I was born and bred in Margate and I consider myself fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of Kent. I moved away to study art at 17 years old and after graduating started working in London in the film Industry. Following various opportunities that came my way I ended up living abroad for […]

Homeless World Cup

Posted by editor 18/09/2012 0 Comment 2920 views

There are one billion homeless people in the world according to the United Nations. These are easy figures to say but a difficult situation to face. As a global problem homelessness manifests itself in many different ways but the feeling of isolation, exclusion and hopelessness are universal. When we first created the Homeless World Cup […]

BEST of Broxstowe

Posted by editor 14/09/2012 0 Comment 5805 views

The Broxstowe Estate lies on Nottingham’s northwestern edge in the highly deprived Aspley district. Crime is high, unemployment is higher, and teenage pregnancies are the highest in Europe. Who will take on Aspley’s problems? Step forward Anna Mimms – an arts graduate with a career in further education who is now trained to hang fire […]

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